Hitchcock and Contemporary Art
Pierre Huyghe is really zeroing in on the scene from Rear Window in which James Stewart is staring out his window, and Huyghe really captures Hitchcock’s motif of the camera. I think Huyghe is interested in the idea of just watching the world go by. Understanding a man without ever having met him, looking at his habits and day-to-day life. The idea that by simply observing the world go by, your world goes by. Time will speed by if one lets it. The fact that James Stewart gazes upon the outside is almost like a world similar but yet parallel to his.